Are Auction Houses a bad idea? What does Paragon’s move to 10-man raiding mean? And WTH was up with that trailer?
Yep, it continues to be a busy time in the MMORPG blogosphere – here’s our latest catch-up on what everyone’s talking about:
- Syl stares in bafflement at Arena.net’s apparent total surprise at how big GW2 has become –” Did they not actually anticipate this game to break 1 million sales so early on? And what do we do with this information – make happy toasts to over-achievement or brood over all the implications and potential capacity issues yet to come?”
- The Godmother believes that Paragon’s move from 25-man raiding to 10-man is less a Sign Of The Times, and more Paragon being a guild just like the rest of us – “In other words, Paragon are JUST LIKE THE REST OF US. This has happened either before or after EVERY expansion in my memory: the only difference after seven years is the profile of the raiders, and the publicity that follows them”
- Zellviren looks at what could be done to make 25-man raiding more attractive across the board – “We want to promote 25-man raiding without making it mandatory, and do it in a way that doesn’t introduce more problems than it solves.”
- And in light of the debate about GW2 economics and Auction Houses, Spinks looks at how changes in WoW crafting have affected its economic value – “Every WoW player should try, at least once in their playing career, selling [Ice Cold Milk] on the Auction House during the Christmas Event where you can often get up to 1g per piece. You can buy it from a vendor in unlimited supplies for 25c (1.25s for 5 pieces) literally 5s walk away from the Auction House.”
What do you think? Is 25-man raiding doomed? Do Arena.net, like the Cylons, have a Plan?